Explain why you identified the specific instrument(s)

What is important to know and when is it important to know it? To intervene in a problem, a social worker must first identify the problem. Screening and initial assessment can be useful to identity individuals who may be experiencing mental health concerns and could benefit from seeing a clinical social worker. This then would lead to a more comprehensive assessment from which a treatment plan is built. However, deciding who to assess, when, and using which tools can feel like a confusing process. For example, should you provide depression screenings in the community to people who are not clients? Should you screen all new clients for substance abuse regardless of presenting problem? Should you ask about suicide in every session or only when it feels like it could be a concern?

For this Discussion, review the following resources and consider the different screening and assessment tools currently available. Identify the tools you think you would be most likely to use in your practice.

Post which screening and/or assessment tool(s) you would use in your practice. Explain why you identified the specific instrument(s) given the type of practice and client population(mental health) with whom you would like to work. Explain how and when you would use the tool(s). Explain how you would use the information gathered from the tool in a session.*No more than 2 pages*

https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/practice/dsm/educational-resources/assessment-measures

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4310476/

https://www.integration.samhsa.gov/clinical-practice/screening-tools

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